Immigration, Change and Fighting the Ron Paul Fight
It's T-minus one day until voting begins in the first official contest of the 2008 election. On the Democratic side, Shailagh Murray and Anne E. Kornblut report on the significant boost political independents could give Sen. Barack Obama in tomorrow's caucus.
Jonathan Weisman reports on the major issues driving the race on both the Republican and Democratic side. For the GOP, it's immigration and the somewhat alarmist mailers that have been crowding mailboxes in Iowa and New Hampshire. For the Democrats, the fight is over the slightly more subtle question of who can be the most compelling agent of change. Voters are ready for a change, Weisman reports, and the top three Democratic candidates are arguing over who can best deliver.
Some voters want even more change, the sweeping variety that only Ron Paul can deliver. Libby Copeland profiles the Paulite army working on behalf of the Texan in the Hawkeye state.
And in this final day before the Iowa caucus, where are the actual Iowa voters?
A bit crowded out by the media circus sent to chronicle their shifting allegiances, it turns out. But Dana Milbank does find at least one voter at a Romney event. He reports: "Surrounded by reporters, a lone man in the back raised his hand. 'Iowa voter!' he called out."
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January 2, 2008; 10:30 AM ET
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